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Advantages and Disadvantages

As part of the College of Engineering Honors Community, we talk a fair bit about privilege, and what it means to have privilege.  We also talk a lot about diversity and considering other people’s path through life. Additionally, I listen … Continue reading

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Welcome to the New Year

It is New Year’s Day 2017. I am not sure that I have ever really published something on the first of the year before, since I am not really one for making resolutions. This year, though, I feel like I … Continue reading

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Purpose

I have gotten a lot of good advice over my lifetime.  Two pieces of advice that I have gotten from people over the years are on interacting with people: Put yourself in their shoes to see how they may be … Continue reading

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Publishing Anonymously

I just came across an interesting NYT’s article, that talks about two scientists publishing an article using “fake names”. I find this very interesting, because I have often thought of doing this myself. Here are some arguments for why people … Continue reading

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Equality in Science and Engineering

I spend a fair bit of my time thinking about equality in science and engineering.  There are two areas that I mainly ponder – education and workforce.  The big question that I really ask myself all of the time is … Continue reading

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Progress vs Fairness

In my continuing quest to understand people, I have been thinking a lot lately about what the differences are between people who believe in helping lots of people through social programs and people who believe that capitalism is a fair … Continue reading

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Who am I?

A few years ago, I read a book called Altered Carbon, by Richard Morgan.  It is a science fiction book about a guy who is, in essence, a bad ass.  The book is quite violent, but has a very interesting … Continue reading

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